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    White_Sapphire
    September 2012 Brides and Grooms
    • #1
    • 25th Jan 11, 10:30 AM
    September 2012 Brides and Grooms 25th Jan 11 at 10:30 AM
    Well, we have FINALLY booked our wedding - well, actually it's only provisional but I didn't want to wait any longer to start the thread cos I'm too excited We just need to pay the deposit which we will do hopefully later this week.

    Just have to say - 585 days to go...!!

    Welcome all other September brides and grooms! Looking forward to chatting with you all Below is some basic info on some of the thread members. If you would like to, please provide a bit of info about yourself and I will update this post as replies arrive. Nobody is obligated to provide any information whatsoever, it's just an attempt to make things a little more personal as we'll all be here for a little while! All brides & grooms are very welcome, regardless of what information you are or are not comfortable providing. xxx

    1st
    White_Sapphire aka Fiona, marrying George in Bristol
    Katyann
    lizbristol
    midlandsfairy, getting married in Sussex
    Gemma010912
    Part Mouse
    Tillymama
    2nd
    nuttymummy aka Tracey, marrying Adam in Chester
    6th
    katydo12, getting married in Greece
    7th
    dorisleeds
    Starrystarrynight
    8th
    joanneinwonderland
    the_insider
    soontobeawife
    catgirl
    MRSMAC2B aka Gillian, getting married in East Kilbride
    saintly, aka Stef, marrying Mark in Merseyside
    fubar4164, getting married in Somerset
    thewinelady
    Day_dreamer80
    lollie79
    babyb06
    jammy26
    katie1812, getting married in Norwich
    9th
    Mummy2roo, getting married in Taunton
    10th
    fawny, aka Fiona, getting married in Rhodes
    sian smith, getting married in Rhodes
    15th
    amycm123
    Emmylou, marrying Daniel in Bristol
    MandyMoo22
    Amybettb, getting married in Chester
    Samileo
    Roz_V, getting married in Derbyshire
    Jessie11
    ghawdon, getting married in Newcastle
    kaz_t20, getting married in Newquay
    alwaysonthego
    neneromanova
    17th
    crissy73, getting married in Kefalos, Greece
    21st
    daniellac
    t*ovi
    22nd
    natc aka Natalie, marrying Daniel in West Yorkshire
    Debbiecatal's daughter Catherine (aka TheSeventh), marrying David
    Sugar_Moon aka Jules, getting married in Baddesley Clinton
    Sophia84
    AutumnBride, marrying Mark in Knowle
    beckistar
    cashbackqueen, getting married in Crewe
    nikkinakkinoo
    yummymummyoftwo
    24th
    vpb23, getting married in Paphos, Cyprus
    28th
    meechly
    hannah.nikki
    29th
    tryingtobetheperfectHW
    Scotsbride, getting married in Scotland
    margatehoney, getting married in Margate
    Juby
    vbt
    Date TBC/not stated:
    bubbles0169 (after 20th)
    jemmaali aka Jemma, marrying Stuart in Italy
    donnap83
    lioness131
    Groovyfox18
    LouisaMay

    Directory of Skills
    As we have a wide range of skills between us I am compiling a list of people who are happy to be contacted (via this thread or PM) for advice on specific subjects. Please let me know if you have any wedding-related skills, including any already listed, and are willing to be added to the list. Thank you. x
    Scotsbride: Flowers and plants, esp seasonal availability
    Tiara: Papercraft - scrapbooking, invites
    Fawny: Lindos and Pefkos expert
    White_Sapphire: dressmaking and fabrics, colour co-ordination
    nuttymummy: photography, cake making & decorating
    Last edited by White_Sapphire; 09-07-2012 at 7:26 PM.
    Marrying my lovely man on 1st September 2012

    The right to express an opinion does not override the responsibility to show respect.
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  • Hadley1
    • #2
    • 25th Jan 11, 1:20 PM
    Congratulations!!
    • #2
    • 25th Jan 11, 1:20 PM
    Well, we have FINALLY booked our wedding - well, actually it's only provisional but I didn't want to wait any longer to start the thread cos I'm too excited We just need to pay the deposit which we will do hopefully later this week.

    Just have to say - 585 days to go...!!

    Any other September 2012 brides and grooms out there yet? Please let me know your date, and I'll compile a list of dates on this post as more people arrive. Looking forward to chatting with you all x

    1st: White_Sapphire
    Originally posted by White_Sapphire
    As you know - I'm not a September 2012, but August 2012 - so don't belong on this thread at all. Just wanted to say congratulations on booking. Where did you go for in the end???
  • amycm123
    • #3
    • 25th Jan 11, 1:26 PM
    • #3
    • 25th Jan 11, 1:26 PM
    Hi am too! well weve not booked the date yet but we know where were going to and should be doing it next couple of weeks! Sept 15th we would like! what sort of budget are you looking at ?

    Amy
    • bubbles0169
    • By bubbles0169 25th Jan 11, 2:25 PM
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    bubbles0169
    • #4
    • 25th Jan 11, 2:25 PM
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    • 25th Jan 11, 2:25 PM
    hi im after 20th september, i dont want to give the exact date, i dont know why lol
    its so nice to see a thread for us,i cant believe its next year!
    I am not bossy I just have better ideas
  • White_Sapphire
    • #5
    • 25th Jan 11, 5:30 PM
    • #5
    • 25th Jan 11, 5:30 PM
    Thanks ladies! Hadley1, you are more than welcome here We've gone for The Mansion House. So we're just looking for the evening venue which we think we've found, and are going to see next week

    We're trying to do it on a budget of 8k not including Honeymoon, which sounds a fair bit compared to some, but still quite hard to stick to!!

    Bubbles, you don't have to give your date, it's not compulsory Hope everyone's planning is going well so far.

    x
    Marrying my lovely man on 1st September 2012

    The right to express an opinion does not override the responsibility to show respect.
  • White_Sapphire
    • #6
    • 28th Jan 11, 12:16 PM
    • #6
    • 28th Jan 11, 12:16 PM
    My cheap ebay fabric arrived today - all 10 metres of it! I'm using it to make a mock-up (or quite possibly two) of my dress. Just need to transport it to my parents' house, as I'll be making my dress there so H2B doesn't get to see it. There's also way more space, a much better sewing machine than mine, and a dress form dummy to help me along Can't wait to get started on it - I keep gazing longingly at the pattern when H2B isn't around!
    Marrying my lovely man on 1st September 2012

    The right to express an opinion does not override the responsibility to show respect.
  • Hadley1
    • #7
    • 28th Jan 11, 1:02 PM
    • #7
    • 28th Jan 11, 1:02 PM
    My cheap ebay fabric arrived today - all 10 metres of it! I'm using it to make a mock-up (or quite possibly two) of my dress. Just need to transport it to my parents' house, as I'll be making my dress there so H2B doesn't get to see it. There's also way more space, a much better sewing machine than mine, and a dress form dummy to help me along Can't wait to get started on it - I keep gazing longingly at the pattern when H2B isn't around!
    Originally posted by White_Sapphire
    Hi Its me again - sneaked into your thread!! I am so impressed that you are making your own dress - bet it will be amazing and so romantic. Can you do mine as well???

    can I be nosey and ask what it looks like
  • White_Sapphire
    • #8
    • 28th Jan 11, 1:35 PM
    • #8
    • 28th Jan 11, 1:35 PM
    Hehe - I'm forever lurking on everyone else's threads so sneak to your heart's content!

    The pattern is this (link removed) one. I want to amend it a bit though, cos I want a V-neck bustline, a cowl back (nowhere near as low as the pattern though: 'the girls' need a little more support than that ), and a long train incorporated within the dress rather than a detachable piece. Hence the amount of cheap fabric for practising - I've made dresses before but never attempted to modify a pattern to this extent. Hmm, is the single most important garment of my life the best one to start with?? Luckily I'll have my mum on hand to help, who also made her own wedding dress.

    Wouldn't trust myself with ayone else's though, sorry!
    Last edited by White_Sapphire; 09-03-2011 at 2:58 PM.
    Marrying my lovely man on 1st September 2012

    The right to express an opinion does not override the responsibility to show respect.
  • Hadley1
    • #9
    • 28th Jan 11, 1:55 PM
    • #9
    • 28th Jan 11, 1:55 PM
    Hehe - I'm forever lurking on everyone else's threads so sneak to your heart's content!

    The pattern is this one. I want to amend it a bit though, cos I want a V-neck bustline, a cowl back (nowhere near as low as the pattern though: 'the girls' need a little more support than that ), and a long train incorporated within the dress rather than a detachable piece. Hence the amount of cheap fabric for practising - I've made dresses before but never attempted to modify a pattern to this extent. Hmm, is the single most important garment of my life the best one to start with?? Luckily I'll have my mum on hand to help, who also made her own wedding dress.

    Wouldn't trust myself with ayone else's though, sorry!
    Originally posted by White_Sapphire
    Wow thats stunning - so sophisticated!!! Can you please keep us up to date with your progress.

    i wish i was so talented. I'm sure it will be amazing!! i have faith in you and certainly with your mum's help it should all work out. personally i wouldn't let my mum make my wedding dress - I remember the horrendous party dresses she used to make me as a kid (can say it on here as she won't read it)

    Are you sure you couldn't sneak me in??
  • White_Sapphire
    Thanks hun I will definitely post regular updates for you, I know how people on here like their piccies

    I've actually never made a dress for anyone else - I'd be terrified!! I don't mind if it takes fifteen fittings to get it right for myself, as it's only my own time I'm taking up. I do quite like the idea of being a dressmaker, but would want a hell of a lot more training and practice before I wielded the tailor's shears near anyone else's fabric

    You could always ask Linda to make yours
    Marrying my lovely man on 1st September 2012

    The right to express an opinion does not override the responsibility to show respect.
  • Tiara
    Just popping in from the August thread to say congrats on setting your date I'm gutted it wasn't in August though, will have to keep popping by to see how you're doing!
    That is so exciting you're making your own dress, you can make exactly what you want and it will be completely unique, plus very mse Looking forward to seeing your photo updates
  • White_Sapphire
    Thanks Tiara!
    Marrying my lovely man on 1st September 2012

    The right to express an opinion does not override the responsibility to show respect.
    • joanneinwonderland
    • By joanneinwonderland 30th Jan 11, 3:18 PM
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    joanneinwonderland
    We're 8th September 2012! SO cannot wait! So far venue, humanist, band and photographer booked. At the moment just looking at bits and bobs of stationary etc. just trying to buy when see something for right price. Got our guest book from ebay for 10 and our cake toppers were so cheap too! At the moment trying to find a large vintage photoframe (like A2/A1 size) to do a table plan. Just got a picture in my head what I want!

    : ) I LOVE wedding planning!

    xxx
    What's fur ye won't go by ye!
  • White_Sapphire
    Congratulations joanneinwonderland!! You've been added to our exclusive list

    We're having a Humanist ceremony as well, although we haven't found a celebrant yet - the one we were thinking of (H2B's mum knows him) has been struck off for apparently not taking his own weddings vows seriously enough... So the search begins again!

    You're much more organised than I am! All we've done so far is book the venue. We've been gathering ideas and contacts though, so watch this space...

    x
    Marrying my lovely man on 1st September 2012

    The right to express an opinion does not override the responsibility to show respect.
    • nuttymummy
    • By nuttymummy 1st Feb 11, 10:47 AM
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    nuttymummy
    im a september 2012 bride woo hoo! i was waiting for a september thread to be set up

    im 2nd september! I have booked the venue, and registrar and currently looking into photographers
    xx


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  • White_Sapphire
    Welcome and congratulations nuttymummy! You're now on our list

    x
    Marrying my lovely man on 1st September 2012

    The right to express an opinion does not override the responsibility to show respect.
    • nuttymummy
    • By nuttymummy 1st Feb 11, 11:02 AM
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    nuttymummy
    ok seeing as ive subscribed to this thread and hopefully get to know you all as we are doing all our planning Ill let you know my thoughts so far:

    Venue: Chester Zoo
    Colour scheme: Deep purple, burnt orange and a hint of green (looks alot nicer than it sounds LOL)
    Theme: Giraffes and Elephants
    number of bridesmaids: 2
    Photographer: 'working on it!'
    Favours: jumbo animal biscuits LOL
    Cake: something multi-tiered! Im a cake maker so cost and design isnt really an option
    Food: afternoon tea, then a BBQ afterwards
    Entertainment: safari around zoo, disco, facepainting, maybe a photobooth and hopefully pinatas LOL
    Table decor: N/A as we arent having a sit down meal (but if i was it was goldfish in bowls LOL)
    Budget so far approx 9000 (eeek!)


    aiming for a super fun, informal wedding!

    Love to hear your ideas!


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  • White_Sapphire
    ok seeing as ive subscribed to this thread and hopefully get to know you all as we are doing all our planning Ill let you know my thoughts so far:

    Venue: Chester Zoo
    Colour scheme: Deep purple, burnt orange and a hint of green (looks alot nicer than it sounds LOL)
    Theme: Giraffes and Elephants
    number of bridesmaids: 2
    Photographer: 'working on it!'
    Favours: jumbo animal biscuits LOL
    Cake: something multi-tiered! Im a cake maker so cost and design isnt really an option
    Food: afternoon tea, then a BBQ afterwards
    Entertainment: safari around zoo, disco, facepainting, maybe a photobooth and hopefully pinatas LOL
    Table decor: N/A as we arent having a sit down meal (but if i was it was goldfish in bowls LOL)
    Budget so far approx 9000 (eeek!)


    aiming for a super fun, informal wedding!

    Love to hear your ideas!
    Originally posted by nuttymummy
    Sounds fab! There is another b2b on MSE who's getting married at Chester Zoo - October this year I think. I'm sure she'll let us know how it went!

    OK, my turn
    Venue: The Mansion House, Bristol - Humanist ceremony.
    Evening venue TBC, hopefully a community hall nearby.
    Colour scheme: Vibrant purple, tangerine orange and turquoise (so I know where you're coming from nuttymummy!) Haven't decided which will be the more dominant of orange and turquoise yet, but purple is the main one.
    Theme: Vaguely vintage-y! And with lots of plants and natural things. And epic amounts of DIYing.
    Bridesmaids: 1 MoH.
    Favours: chocolate, packet of wildflower seeds maybe...
    Cake: Multi-tiered, simple and fairly traditional - the venue has a cake stand which is very ornate and old-fashioned looking, so a modern or unusual cake would not go well. I, my mum and possibly MIL2B will be making it with each tier a different flavour. Will probably act as dessert for MSE purposes!
    Table decs: Thinking of plants in pots, candles, bud vases....
    Food: traditional sit-down meal, as late as we can get it so we don't have to feed people too much in the evening!
    Budget: 8000, before Honeymoon. It does not go far...
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    • nuttymummy
    • By nuttymummy 1st Feb 11, 11:35 AM
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    nuttymummy
    lol i know what u mean about budget....our budget is just for the wedding day, we arent having a stag/hen party and probably wont have a honeymoon due to our 2 kids and lack of money LOL

    i would have never of thought of turquoise!. the orange is the more dominant over green in mine :0)
    im trying to do lost of DIY too, like the invites, cake, cupcakes as part of dessert, photobooth hopefully and having a filmer friend do a video.
    by vintagey i always get the idea of multipatterned bunting which looks so awesome!

    LOL i would have liked a sit down meal too but we went for the cheaper option of afternoon tea


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  • White_Sapphire
    My first colour scheme idea was just purple and tangerine, but I thought that perhaps H2B would like some input too so asked him and he said that he likes turquoise. The three colours look amazing together but we do have to make sure that they are not in equal proportions or it would be a bit too much!

    I would love to have bunting! We might ask the venue to let us put some up in the garden, but haven't got that far yet. I really like vintage style clothing so my dress is quite 1930s in style. H2B is thinking of wearing a top hat, so it's kind of gone from there! I will try to think of vintage-y style table decorations as well, but that's not high on my list of priorities as yet.
    Marrying my lovely man on 1st September 2012

    The right to express an opinion does not override the responsibility to show respect.
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